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A few of our Colombian Food

 Ajiaco is another delicious option from Cento Mani Café. It is a soup made of chicken and two different potatoes, which gives its distinctive and unique texture. This ancient Colombian soup has passed from generations in the Colombian culture. Originally from Cundinamarca's region, it is more than a chicken soup. The secret of its unique flavour is due to an ancestral herb, which dates from aboriginal culture and it can only be found in this region of the world. Its name is “Guascas". The Ajiaco it is served with rice, avocado, capers and thick cream.


Bandeja Paisa

Bandeja Paisa,  traditionally from Antioquia's region. It has several ingredients made with the unique Colombian seasoning. Beans, rice, ripe plantain, our crunchy pork belly, minced beef, Colombian chorizo, fried egg, avocado and grilled arepa, talk about the mountains of this part of Colombia.

CALDO DE COSTILLA (Short rib broth - Available on weekends)

The Caldo de Costilla is made of beef rib, cooked for several hours to achieve his tenderest point, potato and a mixture of spring onion and coriander at the best Colombian style. It is a very popular Colombian broth, often called "Levanta Muertos" because it is believed to cure hangovers. It can bring you back to life after a big party. 

Caldo de Costilla


Colombians combine arepa with everything. Without a problem, we can eat arepa at breakfast with eggs, at lunch with beef and at dinner with cheese and hot chocolate. The Cento Mani’s Traditional Arepa is the confirmation of this gastronomic reality. Only a real Colombian knows that a well-roasted arepa can be eaten with eggs, cheese, bacon, and sautéed mushrooms on a layer of spinach! You have to be Colombian to believe that this is possible!

As Colombian as the coffee, the Pandebono is a small bread made with corn and cassava flour and cheese. first documented in 1884 in the book “America Equinoccial”, the Pandebono is undoubtedly one of the Colombian bakery jewels. Our “Cheese ball”, as the Australians call it now, has its origins in the Cauca’s River and is a tribute from Cento Mani Café to the inhabitants of this Colombian region ¡A tribute to Cali and El Valle del Cauca”!  


Cento Mani’s Empanadas: 
IThe empanadas are such a popular dish in Colombia. It is a dough made with grounded corn, filled with different ingredients and deep-fried to get a crispy texture. They are small, shaped like a crescent. Here in Cento Mani Cafe, we got three flavours: beef & Potato; chicken & rice; and corn & cheese (veggie option). 

Let's see our menus section to keep learning from the Colombian cuisine​


2/140 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 

(03) 8529 7610

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 7am to 4pm

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Sunday: 9am to 4pm 

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